SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

The New England Sports Turf Managers Association (NESTMA) is the only trade association in New England specifically created to serve the educational and networking needs of sports turf professionals.  NESTMA’s 400+ members come from all segments of the sports turf industry including leading public & private schools, universities, colleges, professional stadiums, municipal parks, and researchers. For almost 30 years, NESTMA has been encouraging excellence in the profession of sports turf management by supporting education, research, athlete safety, and student scholarships.           

Industry suppliers join NESTMA as Commercial Partners for $150 per year.  Annual membership and sponsorship are cost-effective ways to widen your customer circle, demonstrate your newest offerings, and develop relationships that lead to sales – all while showcasing your company’s support for New England’s sports turf industry and NESTMA’s mission.

                  • Meet face-to-face with key decision makers.
                  • Build brand awareness & generate leads.
                  • Introduce new products & open new accounts.
                  • Demonstrate your latest equipment.

For upcoming NESTMA event details, please click here.

SPRING & FALL TURF TECHNIQUE WORKSHOPS:  $150 - $300 for members/$300 – $600 for non-members

These morning educational gathering are typically hosted in June and September by a university, private school, municipality, or other New England institution.  Attendance ranges from 40-80 sports turf professionals who participate in hands-on educational workshops, as well as equipment and technology demonstrations.  Everyone enjoys a chance to network and make new connections. Depending on your level of investment, sponsorship entitles your company to recognition via print, digital media, and signage; admission tickets; a display and/or demonstration area at the event and a post event attendance list.

SUMMER FIELD & TURF EDUCATION DAY:  $500 - $4000 for members/$1000 – $8000 for non-members

This educational event is hosted in mid-summer by a university or other New England higher learning institution.  Approximately 150-200 of the region's leading sports turf professionals attend and participate in-depth educational programming, research updates, field tours, and a networking luncheon. Depending on your level of investment, sponsorship entitles your company to recognition via print, digital media, and signage; admission tickets; a display area at the event and a post event attendance list.

WINTER DINNER MEETING:  $150 - $500 for members/$300 - $800 for non-members

This new NESTMA gathering provides members and other turf professionals with the chance to meet, learn and make connections after hours. Held in early December, at a popular steak house, the event begins with a social hour followed by an educational program and networking dinner.  Sponsorship is exclusive for three sponsors and your investment entitles your company to recognition via print, digital media, and signage; admission tickets; and a post event attendance list.

ANNUAL MEETING: $6000 for members/$8000 for non-members

NESTMA is a strong supporter of the New England Regional Turfgrass Foundation and every March participates in the New England Regional Turf Conference in Providence, Rhode Island.  At this industry-wide event, 150+ members gather for NESTMA’s annual meeting and luncheon.  Sponsorship of the annual meeting & luncheon is exclusive and your sponsorship investment entitles your company to recognition via print, digital media, and signage; admission tickets; the opportunity to briefly address the group at the event and a post event attendance list.

BLADE MAGAZINE SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT  $500 for members/$800 for non-members

Showcase your company’s equipment, products and services with a “Commercial Partner Spotlight” article in NESTMA’s Blade magazine, distributed quarterly to 400+ NESTMA members.

MAGAZINE, PODCAST, E-NEWSLETTER ADVERTISING DISCOUNTS                                                                                  

NESTMA’s Commercial Partners receive a significant discount on advertising in NESTMA's quarterly Blade magazine and on TheTurfZone podcasts, as well as the opportunity for banner ads in the e-newsletters and  NESTMA website.

Sponsorship Tips:

Take advantage of the opportunity to display
or demonstrate your product or service.

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Have a creative, visible display space.
Pop-up tents, when appropriate,
are a great way to be seen!

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Attendees love to win!
Offer a raffle on a cool product,
new equipment, helpful service.

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Provide some fun give-aways at your table.

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A cooler of bottled waters on a hot day is
an easy draw for outdoor events.


To sign up as a Commercial Partner member of NESTMA, or to learn more about the benefits of sponsorship, please contact Charissa Sharkey at NESTMAinfo@gmail.com or at (508) 653-1241.


NESTMA | 8-D Pleasant Street South | Natick, MA 01760 | (508) 653-1241

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